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Consultancy service for People's Postcode Lottery (PPL) Inclusive Eye Health Project

Muchinga and Eastern Province of Zambia
Payment schedule to be arranged between Sightsavers and Consultant
Closing date
22 Aug 2021
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Sightsavers is seeking to engage a national consultant to support a People's Post Code Lottery (PPL) project in Muchinga and Eastern Province of Zambia.

Invitation to provide Consultancy service for People's Postcode Lottery (PPL) Inclusive Eye Health Project
Location: Muchinga and Eastern Province of Zambia
Duration: Four weeks, to start as soon as possible
Fee: To be agreed between Sightsavers and the Consultant

Closing Date: Sunday 18 July

Sightsavers is seeking to engage a national consultant to support a People's Post Code Lottery (PPL) project in Muchinga and Eastern Province of Zambia. The project will ensure that cataract surgery and the provision of other eye care services are made accessible to everyone especially to those who are traditionally excluded from such services such as women, the elderly, children and persons with disabilities. In addition, the project will work at ensuring that there is quality in the provision of cataract services and an increased number of people accessing this service.

The purpose of the consultancy is to lead the formative analysis and participatory development of a social and behavioural change (SBC) strategy and implementation plan for the inclusive eye health (IEH) project in Muchinga and Eastern provinces.


  • An inception report, detailing the scope of work, methodology and timeline
  • A formative analysis report on barriers to cataract surgery, detailing the methodology and insights
  • A participatory stakeholder workshop to review the insights and provide inputs for the design of the SBC strategy and implementation plan
  • A detailed SBC implementation plan with accessible and inclusive session plans and monitoring plan, developed and pretested through participatory approaches

Consultant Specifications


  • The lead consultant should have a degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Public Health, Health Education, or other relevant disciplines, and specialised in communication studies or mass communication in international development with a focus on behaviour change communication
  • Demonstrable experience of gender mainstreaming and women’s rights
  • Experience in the design and development of Social and Behaviour Change strategies and implementation plans. This should include experience in formative analysis, design, facilitation of local stakeholders and pretesting
  • Excellent skills and experience in participatory qualitative insight gathering and analysis for the design of SBC/communications approaches
  • Extremely extensive and progressively responsible professional work experience in social development programmes, including development and delivery of communication approaches
  • Excellent analytical and effective communication and people skills; ability to communicate with various stakeholders and to express ideas and concepts concisely and clearly
  • Language proficiency: Fluency in English, Bemba and Nyanja
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Experience in team working in culturally diverse contexts
  • Experience of working in Zambia
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging environment and ability to produce quality work under limited guidance and supervision


  • Experience in the inclusion of people with disabilities
  • A network of local enumerators who have existing skills and experience in capturing qualitative insight gathering

Schedule of Payment

To be agreed by Sightsavers and the consultant.

To express interest in this work

Please use the below link to see full Terms of Reference and to express your interest in the work. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) must be accompanied by CVs, examples of previous portfolios of work on SBCC/ communications, a financial proposal and an anticipated timeline.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply


Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

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